How it all began…
Utilizing fresh ingredients in home cooking is the best way to monitor what goes into your body, ensuring you are living your best, most enriching life. How can one be their best self when they're eating crap, right?
The ability to cook our own food with ingredients we choose in our own kitchens is something that I've learned never to take for granted. During the last year of my undergraduate degree I studied abroad in Singapore. As much as it was one of the best experiences of my life, it was exceptionally difficult to keep up a wholesome diet living in a dorm room with only a microwave and a kettle. I was eating out all the time, sometimes twice, three times a day! Not knowing what was going into my body daily was making me uneasy (not to mention queasy). I had altered my diet in favour of more convenient, processed food while I was living abroad and it was made obvious by the way I felt and looked. Needless to say I needed a change.
Upon my return to Canada I found the thing I was most excited for was simply to cook and resume my healthful diet and lifestyle. Like they say, you never really know what you've got 'till it's gone. After being deprived for so many months of fresh, healthy foods my body really did thank me once I started back up again. Although my tan had dissipated, my skin cleared up, I slimmed down, and I experienced a daily boost in energy.
Here I've translated my passion for a home-cooked meal, nutrition, and sustainable living into this little creation you see before you. I hope you find something you like, or at least some inspiration for creations of your own!